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Mosquito season 2017 Mosquito Season: Are you prepared to fight Zika?
In 2016, the Zika virus made world-wide news as a new threat to public health, but mosquito-borne
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2017
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Matthew Hann, 81st Medical Operations Squadron interventional cardiologist, inserts a Micra Transcatheter Pacing System at the Keesler Medical Center April 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is a new type of heart device that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. Keesler is the first Air Force hospital to offer the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Keesler medics implant Air Force’s 1st Micra Pacemaker
The Keesler Medical Center became the first Air Force hospital to implant the world’s smallest
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2017
First Lt. Clarissa Carruth, 81st Inpatient Operation Squadron clinical nurse, charts patient care April 5, 2017, at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Service recognized Carruth as a Trusted Care Hero; someone who demonstrates the following values: duty to speak up, respect for people, zero harm and maximize value for the patient. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenay Randolph) First Lt. Carruth: Keesler’s Trusted Care Hero
“My motto is, ‘if not me, then who else will’,” said 1st Lt. Clarissa Carruth, 81st Inpatient
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2017
Aboard a C-124 en route to Japan from Korea, three former prisoners of war recently repatriated in the UN POW exchange, Pedro A. Herrera of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Charles Sacco of Loraine, Ohio, and William G. Moreland of Atlanta, Georgia, chat with flight nurse Capt. Dorothy C. Roche of South Acton, Massachusetts.  This month in AFMS History: Operation Little Switch
On April 20, 1953, Operation Little Switch marked the first successful efforts toward ending
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2017
MiCare is now Patient Portal: Secure Messaging MiCare becomes TOL Patient Portal Secure Messaging
The Air Force MiCare system that lets patients at Air Force hospitals and clinics communicate
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2017
A chart on how to perform CPR on individuals is pictured. AFMOA medic and spouse save life using CPR training
What was supposed to be a relaxing holiday at home for Lt. Col. Joshua Sean Curtis, Air Force
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2017
Master Sgt. Aaron Bowman, Gateway Innovation Center’s NCO in charge, explains a Gateway Academy student’s capstone presentation in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Atrium on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April 13, 2017. The Gateway Academy is the only entity of its kind in the Air Force Medical Service designed to administer/execute multiple courses related to the Gateway Performance System, continuous process improvement, patient safety, quality and clinical leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) Wing showcases innovative, cost-saving ideas
Innovative 59th Medical Wing Gateway Academy students showcased their latest initiatives designed to boost work center efficiencies and improve the patient experience during the academy’s poster day April 13 at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Atrium.
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Claudia Smith (left), Commissary store manager, and Aracelis Gonzalez-Anderson, Health Promotions Program coordinator, discuss the contents of a can of tomatoes April 11, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Commissary. The Health Promotions Services offer resources on eating healthy and promote living a fit lifestyle to JBSA personnel. Health promotions coordinator helps Airmen, civilians meet fitness needs
On any given day, Aracelis Gonzalez-Anderson can be seen around Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph attending to duties such as consulting with the commissary manager about healthy items offered at the facility and conducting body fat analyses.
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2017
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, visits Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for an all-call where he spoke with hundreds of Airmen conveying his strategic messages on March 17, 2017. Wright took questions from a dozen Airmen ranging from policy to quality of life. The CMSAF serves as a personal advisor to the Air Force Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, proper utilization, and progress of the enlisted force and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Andy M. Kin) Stopping Sexual Assault – Not Just in April
The truth is, the vast majority of Airmen we serve alongside have never – and will never – sexually assault another person in their lifetime. Let me say it again for the people in the back – the vast majority of our Airmen HAVE NEVER and WILL NEVER harm another person. Hard stop.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Jeffry Ally, 99th Medical Group surgical technician, right, Juan Sanjuan, Ally’s neighbor, and his son, Chava, pose for a photo in Las Vegas, Nev., April 4, 2017. Ally saved the child’s life when Sanjuan ran to him for help. His trauma and CPR experience allowed him to properly expel food that was obstructing the child’s airways. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver/Released) 99th MDG Airman saves neighbor
On March 28, he heard his neighbor banging on his front door, shouting for help.
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2017
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